Madigan, Mary Jean Smith 1941-

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MADIGAN, Mary Jean Smith 1941-

PERSONAL: Born February 26, 1941, in Nanticoke, PA; daughter of Melvin (a construction supervisor) and Irene (Bellegia) Smith; married Richard Allen Madigan, June 11, 1960 (divorced, 1975); children: Richard Allen, Dana Smith, Reese Jennings. Education: Attended Drew University, 1958-60; Cornell University, A.B., 1962; American University, M.A., 1968.

ADDRESSES: Home—565 North Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706.

CAREER: Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, curator of American history and decorative art, 1970-75, curator of exhibitions, 1975-77, assistant director of museum, 1977-78. Art and Antiques, editor in chief, 1978-83, editor and publisher, 1983. Opportunity Resources for the Arts, director of museum program, 1978.

MEMBER: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Victorian Society in America, American Association of Museums, American Society of Magazine Editors, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS: Harry N. Grier fellow, 1975.


The Photography of Rudolf Eickemeyer, Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), 1971.

Eastlake Influenced American Furniture, Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), 1973.

The Sculpture of Isidore Konti, Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), 1975.

(With others) Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal, Abrams (New York, NY), 1982, revised and enlarged edition, 2003.

(Editor, with Susan Colgan) Early American Furniture, Billboard Publications (New York, NY), 1983.

(Editor, with Susan Colgan) Prints and Photographs, Billboard Publications (New York, NY), 1983.

Contributor of articles and reviews to art periodicals and museum journals.



Chicago Tribune Book World, December 5, 1982.

Library Journal, July, 2003, Therese Duzinkiewicz Baker, review of Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal.

Los Angeles Times Book Review, December 12, 1982.

Washington Post Book World, November 28, 1982.*

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